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Volunteer

We LOVE our Volunteers! We Can’t Do it Without You!

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) provides a meaningful volunteer experience in a positive and safe environment that is perfect for individuals, families and groups of almost any size. In the most recent year, we had 40,408 volunteer visits totaling more than 95,616 volunteer hours at our Hillside headquarters and offsite events. Our Southern Branch had 10,181 individual and group member visits, totaling 33,585 hours.

DOWNLOAD OUR VOLUNTEER BROCHURE

Got questions? Download our FAQs:
Hillside Volunteer FAQs (Download)
Southern Branch (Egg Harbor Township) Volunteer FAQs (Download)

To get more information, click below:

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WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO AT CFBNJ?

Our volunteers help in many ways, in two-hour shifts. You may be asked to:

  • Sort and repack food for distribution to hungry people in New Jersey.
  • Sort and assemble outfits for individual children in our Kids Division.
  • Prepare our bulk mailings… help to spread the word about hunger in New Jersey!
  • Help at Off-site events.*
  • Collect food at community food drives, including turkeys during the holiday season.
  • Assist with fundraisers such as Check-Out Hunger.

*See section below, “Volunteer in your local community, make a difference near home!”

WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER?

These are our regular volunteer hours:
Monday-Friday Daytime: Between 9 am and 4 pm
Tuesday Nights: Between 4:30 pm and 8 pm
Saturdays: 9 am to 11 am or 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Please be sure to call ahead to schedule your visit!

We also have these 2016 Family Days* available:

  • Sunday dates (1 pm to 3 pm): May 1, September 11 and December 11
  • Spring dates (Two shifts – 9 am to 11 am / 11:30 am to 1:30 pm): March 19 and April 16
  • Summer dates (9 am to 11 am): June 4, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 13 and August 27

*On Family Days children 6 years and older are welcome to volunteer with an adult. On other days, the minimum volunteer age is 12, with adult supervision.

I WANT TO VOLUNTEER! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

You can volunteer throughout the week and on Saturdays. To schedule your visit, as a group or as an individual, please contact these Volunteer Coordinators, depending on where you’d like to help:

  • To volunteer at our Hillside headquarters, please contact: Traci Hendricks, Volunteer Coordinator, 908-355-3663 ext. 221 or thendricks@cfbnj.org.
  • To volunteer at our Egg Harbor Township facility, please contact: Maria Bocelle, Volunteer Coordinator, 609-383-8843 ext. 114 or mbocelle@cfbnj.org.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT.

Here’s a handy checklist:

  • Please be sure to call ahead to schedule your visit!
  • Please fill out the necessary forms (see below).
  • Need lunch for your group? See lunchtime catering below.

Any other questionssuch as What is the dress code?
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions:
Hillside Volunteer FAQs (Download)
Southern Branch (Egg Harbor Township) Volunteer FAQs (Download)

Please contact a Volunteer Coordinator* before downloading and completing the following forms:
Volunteer Intake Form (Download)
Group Intake Form (Download)
Group Member Sign In (Download)

*Find a Volunteer coordinator in the previous section, “I want to volunteer! What do I do next?” 

OFFSITE OPPORTUNITIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Click here to view our active offsite and partner agency volunteer opportunities. For additional information or to sign up, contact Sue Yurasits, Volunteer Resources Manager, at 908-355-3663 ext. 235 or syurasits@cfbnj.org.

SOUTHERN BRANCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Senior Food Distribution/Cumberland County

We are looking for volunteers in the Cumberland County area who are able to help distribute government-subsidized commodities to low-income senior citizens on the third Tuesday of every month. Volunteers need their own transportation and must be able to help FoodBank associates load and deliver groceries in Millville. If you’re able to help with this distribution, please contact Maria Bocelle, Volunteer Coordinator, at mbocelle@cfbnj.org or 609-383-8843 ext. 114.